Monday, September 15, 2014

My Favorite F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

I've recently been reading Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler and am totally fascinated by it. Not only does it fall under historical fiction (one of my favorite sub genres as a history major, duh) but it also delves into the world of the Fitzgeralds and their story. Now, I haven't really looked into how accurate of a story the book itself is, but it still intrigues me. The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books and it's known that the character Daisy was inspired by Scott's wife, Zelda. A few of Scott's most famous quotes are thrown in the book here and there, so I wanted to share with you what some of my favorite of his are.

"Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness." 

"A woman should be able to kiss a man beautifully and romantically without any desire to be either his wife or his mistress."

"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy."

"My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward."

What's your favorite Fitzgerald quote?

1 comment

  1. O.M.G. I love EVERY single thing about this post!! Seriously! Those quotes are so wildly enchanting and I'm ready to start reading that book like yesterday. Wow! Really like your space here!

    Take care!